Sokolov to sell the airline “Russia” it is advisable after its release on the profitability

MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. The question of the sale of the airline “Russia” (enters into group “Aeroflot”), it is advisable to discuss after its release on profitability. This opinion was expressed to journalists by the Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov.

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“Of course, to sell the loss-making company is impractical. First you need to take the company to profitable operation, then you can come back to this question”, – he told, answering a question on prospects of sale of the airline “Russia”.

According to Sokolov, the sale of airline “Russia” and removing it from the group “Aeroflot” will allow “to strengthen the industry in terms of competitiveness and will optimize the net flight, which is now available on intra-regional areas.” Final decisions of the government on this issue not accepted, said the head of Ministry of transport .

At the end of last year, the source TASS reported that the sale of airline “Russia” is without motion.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich instructed the Ministry of transport to submit proposals for the sale of “Aeroflot” airline “Russia”. In turn, the head of “Aeroflot” Vitaly Saveliev said that the issue of privatization of the airline “Russia” delivered too early.

As reported TASS, the official representative “Aeroflot” the issue of sale of “Aeroflot” in the affiliated airline “Russia” is not on the agenda, as the group’s strategy is to create a domestic airline holding company and airline “Russia” is an integral part of it.

Airline “Russia” which is based on three regional carriers of group “Aeroflot”, “Russia” and “Donavia” and “Orenburg airlines”. Based in Saint-Petersburg with branches in Moscow, Rostov-on-don and Orenburg.

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